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[10/30/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Chiba Lotte Marines, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Oct.31, 2014 @ 3:59 am, under NPB

Rakuten Eagles

  • Hiromoto Okubo wants to rate all players in the organization because he feels it will help motivate everyone to work harder. "When I was playing, I wasn't called up even after going 5-for-5 with four RBI at Ni-gun. I wasn't sure what to do, or which players were ahead of me at Ichi-gun," said Okubo. Players will be rated by position and role. Source: Sponichi 10/30/2014
  • Senichi Hoshino was at the team offices in Sendai on Wednesday and met official Hiroshi Abei. The Eagles are said to be interested in keeping Hoshino in the organization as a consultant or advisor. Source: Daily Sports 10/30/2014

Seibu Lions

  • The Lions held a press conference on Thursday to introduce Shogo Akada as their new Ni-gun Ikusei coach. Source: official announcement

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • The Marines announced that Tatsuya Uchi had surgery to clean his right ankle on the 29th. He will likely require about three months for a full recovery. Source: Sports Hochi 10/30/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Otani tossed a bullpen session with an MLB baseball on Thursday in preparation for the Suzuki All-Star Series. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/30/2014 ... Otani threw sixty-one pitches. Source: Sponichi 10/30/2014